Stephen Drew
Yankees 2B Stephen Drew has rare offensive explosion
Stephen Drew, 2B, NYY
News: In using a popular and appropriate term, the performance Sunday of Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew came out of left field.

Drew, who had failed all year to nudge his average to .200, finally scaled that mountain in Atlanta with a 4-for-4 effort that pushed it to .201. Among those hits was a two-run homer in the third.

He reached base all six times in the laugher. He walked in a run in the fifth and singled in another in the seventh.

His effort ended an 0-for-12 skid.


Rougned Odor
Rangers' Rougned Odor not in Sunday's lineup
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
News: The Rangers once again held infielder Rougned Odor out of Sunday's lineup, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Sunday will be the fifth straight game Odor has not started due to a finger injury.

Omar Infante
Yost: Ben Zobrist to soon start at 2B over Omar Infante for Royals
Omar Infante, 2B, KC
News: It appears all but certain that light-hitting Omar Infante will be the odd man out of the Royals lineup when Alex Gordon returns from injury.

As expected, Ned Yost has stated that Ben Zobrist will play mostly second base when Gordon is ready, per the Kansas City Star.

Infante has not found his stride at the plate all season. The result is a .217 average, which if maintained would be the lowest of his career.

The versatile Zobrist, who can play all over the field, will likely continue to give others occasional days off as the Royals cruise to the division title.


Jurickson Profar
Rangers' Jurickson Profar goes 1 for 4 in rehab debut Thursday
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
News: Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar began his minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Hickory on Thursday. Serving as the designated hitter, Profar went 1 for 4 before being lifted for a pinch runner in the seventh inning.

Profar is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, and it is not yet known if he will be able to return to the Rangers in 2015.


Robinson Cano
Mariners 2B Robinson Cano makes history with 30th double
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA
News: Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the A's. 

The two-bagger gives Cano 30 on the season, making him the first player ever to record at least 30 doubles in 11 consecutive seasons to start a career. His career-high in doubles is 48, which occurred in 2009 and 2012.


Johnny Giavotella
Angels place Johnny Giavotella on DL, recall Drew Rucinski
Johnny Giavotella, 2B, LAA
News: The Angels placed second baseman Johnny Giavotella on the 15-day disabled list, and recalled relief pitcher Drew Rucinski from Triple-A on Tuesday, per the Orange County Register.

Giavotella had missed time as of late because he was dealing with the flu.


Brock Holt
Red Sox 2B Brock Holt returns to lineup Monday
Brock Holt, 2B, BOS
News: Red Sox versatile infielder/outfielder Brock Holt has returned to action Monday after losing four games to an oblique injury.

Holt is in the lineup Monday against the host White Sox. He returns on a 14-for-33 tear and with a .287/.357/.398 slash line on the year.


Carlos Sanchez
Carlos Sanchez drives in four runs for White Sox
Carlos Sanchez, 2B, CHW
News: White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez went 2 for 4 with two runs scored in Friday's win over Seattle.

Sanchez drove in four runs, his most in a game this season. He walked and doubled twice--the second time this year he had two doubles in a game and first since July 29.


Tyler Ladendorf
Athletics activate 2B Tyler Ladendorf, send him to Nashville
Tyler Ladendorf, 2B, OAK
News: The Athletics have activated second baseman Tyler Ladendorf off the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville, per

Ladendorf has been out for more than four months with an ankle injury that required surgery. He could return when the rosters are expanded in September.


Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia's hamstring not ready for return
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
News: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will rejoin the team by Sept. 10 at the earliest becuase his injured hamstring is not yet ready for a return, according to The Boston Globe.

Pedroia has been out for a month with the hamstring injury.


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